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Books for Boys under 5

Books for Boys 5 and older

Books for Boys 7 and older

Books for Boys 9 and older

Books for Boys 11 and older



9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Helen Dennis Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

What if a teenage boy washed up on the banks of the River Thames, soaked to the skin and unable to explain who he is? What if the only clue to the boy's identity is a sketch he made of a strange symbol? Who would help him? Who would hunt him? Who is River Boy? Unable to communicate, the River Boy is given paper and a pencil and begins to scribble. Soon a symbol emerges, but the boy has no idea why he has drawn it even thought it's the only clue to the mystery of his identity... As the boy begins to build a new life under a new name, the hunt for his real identity begins. A hunt which will lead him on a dangerous QUEST that he has only one year to complete ...

Books for Boys 13 and older


There's no shortage of research that suggests that boys don't read as much as girls and read in different ways. Add this to our email requests for recommendations from members and browsers for a place to find 'Great for Boys', it is very much needed.

So, right here on Lovereading4kids our aim is to redress that balance.


We’ve created a special category of books, broken down by age range, which our experts think will appeal particularly to boys.


It might be purely because there’s plenty of exciting action and fast-moving plots in the story and that the book will grab the reader’s attention before they’ve even finished the first page...or perhaps the characters in the story are mostly boys.

Some are sporty, with a good selection of stories about rugby and football, some have added facts and many are well illustrated.

Please don’t think however, that we’re excluding girls from having an interest in these books. We know there are plenty of girls who also enjoy books that are more aimed at boys.

We hope parents will find it a useful resource. As always you can download free Opening Extracts of each book and buy with a 25% discount, and do come back often as we will update the list regularly.


Finally, if you as a parent would like more guidance on getting boys to read more then why not take a look at our top tips to get your child reading.